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FOX News
Sep 19, 2013 3:00am PDT
quote , fox news sitting down for an exclusive interview with the president of syria, assad. in it, assad admits having chemical weapons but blames terrorists for killing thousands of people, including children. former congressman pictured right there, dennis kucinich, also a fox news contributor got the interview through past contacts in syria, so we sent him along with our senior foreign affairs correspondent who has covered syria for years and knows that area inside out, so the two of them
FOX News
Sep 1, 2013 9:00am PDT
quote president assad's forces discovered it was taking place. one expert says because this disclosure is comprehensive
PBS
Sep 4, 2013 6:30pm PDT
quote firmly standing on assad's side. >> we know obama and putin canceled their official meeting surrounding the g-20. are there any other opportunities for them to cross paths? >> officially, no meeting between vladimir putin and barack obama has been planned, not according to the kremlin, who have published a list of putin's official meetings. he was hoping to get a chance to talk with his american colleague. there have been strange and provocative comments coming out from the kremlin on that question.
CNN
Sep 10, 2013 6:00pm PDT
the regime of bashar al-assad must be held accountable. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer in washington. we're less than 90 seconds away from one of the most critical moments of the entire obama presidency. i'm told he'll say they are prepared to launch targeted and limited air strikes against syria without u.s. ground troops and not like the wars he'll say in iraq and afghanistan. he'll tell the nation that the threat of military action by the united states has already helped convince bashar al-assad to agree to give up control of the chemical weapons stockpiles. the u.s. remains skeptical but this last-minute development has already delay aed a vote in congress on use of force, a vote the president seemed likely, almost certain to lose in the house of representatives. anchors, correspondents and analysts are here to share their takes on the president's speech and how it could alter his legacy and world's perception of power. an undecided congressman is with us tonight. elijah comings of maryland. also, we'll get reaction from americ
CNN
Sep 10, 2013 9:00pm PDT
to hold bashar al assad accountable. want to welcome our viewers around the united states and around the world. in an important address to the nation the president promised the american people and a u.s. military strikes against syria will be targeted and limited without any u.s. boots on the ground. during his 15 minute speech the president explained why it is in america's national security interest take action against syria. he has strikes on standby even while he explores a possible diplomatic solution. he said it is still too early to tell if syria will give up control of its poison gas stockpiles as it is promising to do. our correspondents and our analysts and will share their takes on the president's speech and how can alter the legacy and the world's perception of american power. you'll talk to an undecided congressman, elijah cummings, about what the president said and whether he has made up his mind right now. and we will also get reaction from americans who watched the president's remarks in the instant poll. heading into the speech of opinion has been firmly against inter
CNN
Sep 11, 2013 12:00am PDT
the oppressive regime of bashar al-assad turned into a brutal civil war. over 100,000 people have been killed. millions have fled the country. in that time, america's worked with allies to provide humanitarian support, to help the opposition and shape a political settlement, but i have resisted calls for military action because we cannot resolve someone else's civil war through force, particularly after a decade of war in iraq and afghanistan. the situation profoundly changed, though, on august 21st when assad's government gassed to death over 1,000 people including hundreds of children. the images from this massacre are sickening. men, women, children lying in rows killed by poison gas, others foaming at the mouth gasping for breath. a father clutching his dead children, i'm ploring them to get up and walk. on that terrible night, the world saw in grew some detail the terrible nature of chemical weapons and why the overwhelming majority of humanity declared them off limits, a crime against humanity and a violation of the laws of war. this was not always the case. in world war i american gis
FOX News
Sep 3, 2013 3:00am PDT
quote kerry and mr. and mr. assad. >>brian: he says he is an agent for change. when nancy pelosi said no to president bush, when president bushbu(r" don't go there in 2007,Ñi we've isolated syria, they do not deserve high level diplomatic relations she defied and said they are going to be an agent for peace. that was proifphetic. i don't thinkÑi so. >>anna: that is why so many died. >>brian: ourÑi coverage of the syria crisis continues. up next general jack keane on exactly how the president's delay will onlyÑi h
Al Jazeera America
Sep 4, 2013 12:30pm EDT
happen. bashar al assad's regime did it. i remember iraq, and secretary hagel, who will soon be here, and general dempsey also remember it very well. secretary hagel and i both voted in the united states senate. so both of us are especially sensitive to never again asking any member of congress to vote on faulty intelligence. that is why our intelligence community took time. that's why the president took time, to make certain of the facts and make certain of this case and to declassify unprecedented amounts of information in order to scrub and rescrub the evidence and present the facts to the american people and especially to the congress. through you to the american people. we have declassified unprecedented amounts of information, some of it, i might add, not because initially that might have been the instinct in the sense of protecting sources and methods, but some leaked. after its leaking, we thought it was important to verify whether it was true or not. so by now you've heard a great deal from me and others in the administration about the comprehensive evidence that we have col
FOX News
Sep 10, 2013 6:00pm PDT
what began as a series of peaceful protests against the repressive regime of bashar al-assad has turned into a brutal civil war. over 100,000 people have been killed. millions have fled the country. in that time, america has worked with allies to provide humanitarian support, to help the moderate opposition and to shape a political settlement. but i have resisted calls for military action because we cannot resolve someone else's civil war through force. particularly after a decade of war in iraq and afghanistan. the situation profoundly changed, though, on august 21st, when assad's government gassed to death over a thousand people including hundreds of children. the images from this massacre are sickening. men, women, children lying in r rows, killed by poison gas. others foaming at the mouth, gasping for breath. a father, clutching his dead children, imploring them to get up and walk. on that terrible night, the world saw in gruesome detail the terrible nature of chemical weapons. and why the overwhelming majority of humanity has declared them off limits. a crime against humanity, and
FOX News
Sep 10, 2013 10:00pm PDT
with putin and assad. meanwhile, we'll get distract the with continuous resolutions. i think this sends this one off into space. >> i think it does send it off into space and the question whether it orbits and comes back. i think you're right on the point about endless negotiations and discussions with putin. and we got a taste of that today. putin says yes, we propose the international community take control of these weapons. today, he says well, there has to be an agreement by the united states in advance to foreswear the use of military force. this is the kind of endless negotiations we're also leaving out one other member of the security council, which is china. and there is no guarantee we'll have china as an active, constructive participant in this process either. >> just crossing the wires is this, that there is a french draft of a u.n. security council resolution that would give syria 15 days to make a complete declaration of entire chemical arms program. so a report, but doesn't say they're going to do anything, except report. >> well, and look, does it take 15 days to run an i
Al Jazeera America
Sep 4, 2013 1:00pm EDT
have stated publicly or privately that the assad regime is responsible for this attack, and that was before our evidence package was put together and 34 countries or organizations have indicated that if the allegations prove to be true, they would support some form of action against syria. >> thank you, chairman. perhaps you can answer this. i know secretary kerry referred to it in his opening remarks. i believe like you, mr. secretary, that american credibility on the international stage hangs in the balance. while it's crucial to make sure that assad never uses chemical weapons again, i think there is something even greater at steak. and that is the message we send to iran as they pursue nuclear weapons capability. they see the syrian crossing of the president's red line and the world red line, and the supreme leader is also aware that mr. mr. obama keeps options on the table to keep iran from possessing weapons. what will iran's position be if we don't act now. if they see the stop of new nucr program hallow, and how do you think their nuclear program will change as
FOX News
Sep 11, 2013 12:00am PDT
with putin and assad. meanwhile, we'll get distract the with continuous resolutions. >> i think you're right on the point about endless negotiations and discussions with putin. and we got a taste of that today. putin says yes, we propose the international community take control of these weapons. today, he says well, there has to be an agreement by the united states in advance to foreswear the use of force. we're also leaving out one other member of the security council, which is china. and there is no guarantee we'll have china as an active, constructive participant in this process either. >> there is a french draft of a u.n. security council resolution that would give syria 15 days to make a complete declaration of entire chemical arms program. so a report, but doesn't say they're going to do anything, except report. >> well, and look, does it take 15 days to run an inventory of what they have got and share it? no. it is one thing to declare it. the other, then we have to verify that their declaration is accurate. maybe they said out of a thousand tons of poison gas that we have gotten, che
MSNBC
Sep 12, 2013 10:00am PDT
's snipes. is this a real crack in assad's armor. the syrian dictator tells russian state tv he will give up his chemical weapons after long denying they even existed. >>> plus inside assad's opposition, the commander of the syrian rebel forces explains why they feel abandoned by the u.s.-russian diplomacy. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell in geneva where john kerry is about to open talks with his russian counterpart and trying to find out whether russia is really serious about getting rid of syria's chemical weapons. also how do you square that with vladimir putin's extraordinary op-ed in "new york times" denouncing the president's threat to use force against the regime and insisting the poison gas came from the rebels, not assad. new jersey senator bob menendez chairs foreign relations committee and joins us from capitol hill. senator, thank you very much. we're told that putin has privately been telling the president he knows who was responsible for that attack. lavrov has been talking to secretary kerry. but now you've got vladimir putin writing this op-ed. how did it make you feel? >>
CBS
Sep 15, 2013 7:00pm PDT
ahead. >> you haven't heard much from syrian president assad because he's given only one american interview to charlie rose. and with the negotiations ongoing about removing and destroying syria's chemical weapons you'll hear from president obama tonight, too. >> this may be a first step in what potentially could be an end to terrible bloodshed and millions of refugees throughout the region that is of deep concern to us and our allies. >> right now assad feels he's winning. >> miller: the c.i.a.'s mike morell provided intelligence briefings for president obama, and in his first tv interview, he gave us a briefing on syria and what that complicated civil war means to the united states. in the broadest sense, where is this syria thing going to take us? >> i fear the break-up of the state of syria. the collapse of the central government. sectarian warfare, opportunity for al qaeda to have a safe haven. >> kroft: if you want to know what legalized marijuana might look like, the place to go is colorado, which has the most developed medical marijuana industry in the country. >> when pat
CNN
Sep 4, 2013 1:00am PDT
. in an exclusive interview with christiane amanpour, bashar al assad said the allegations are false and unfounded. >> how do you sleep at night defending the regime government who has caused so much bloodshed and crossed the line from any kind of civil war into weapons of weapons of mass destruction into one of the crimes of highest international law? how do you personally sleep that night? >> i believe that the use of chemical weapons or biological weapons or nuclear weapons is a horrible, appalling crime. and those who perpetrate such a horrible crime whether they are israelis or others should be held accountable. to the internationally established mechanisms, not to the bully of the war, the policeman of the war represented by the american intelligence reports. or false allegations coming from france or britain or saudi arabia or israel. >> by the way, that man has lied for years. he's been on this show as well. just moments before that interview where secretary of state kerry and other officials made the case for military action to the senate for installations committee. john kerry said he ha
FOX Business
Sep 10, 2013 9:00pm EDT
of bashar al-assad has turned into a brutal civil war. over hundred thousand people have been killed. millions have fled. that time america's worked with allies to provide hume support to help moderate opposition and shape a political settlement. i have resisted calls for military action, we cannot resolve someone else's civil war through force. particularly after a decade of war in iraq and afghanistan. this situation changed though on august 21. whether assad's government gassed to death over a thousand people including hundreds of children. the ima thinkages -- images from the massacre are sickening, men, women, children in rows killed by poisoned gas, others foaming at the mouth, a father clutching his dead children, imlowering them to get up and walk. on that night, the world saw in gruesome detail of the terrible nature of chemical weapons, and why overwhelming majority of humanitarian has declared them off limits, a creek against humanitarian -- a crime against muhammad, and violation of the laws of war. this is not always the case. in worl world war i american gie among many
FOX Business
Sep 10, 2013 11:00pm EDT
past 2 years what began as a series of peaceful protests against the repressive regime of bashar al-assad has turned into a brutal civil war. over hundred thousand people have been killed. millions have fled. that time america's worked with allies to provide hume support to help moderate opposition and shape a political settlement. i have resisted calls for military action, we cannot resolve someone else's civil war through force. particularly after a decade of war in iraq and afghanistan. this situation changed though on august 21. whether assad's government gassed to death over a thousand people including hundreds of children. the ima thinkages -- images fm the massacre are sickening, men, women, children in rows killed by poisoned gas, others foaming at the mouth, a father clutching his dead children, imlowering them to get up and walk. on that night, the world saw in gruesome detail of the terrible nature of chemical weapons, and why overwhelming majority of humanitarian has declared them off limits, a creek against humanitarian -- a crime against muhammad, and violation of the laws o
PBS
Sep 11, 2013 7:00pm PDT
. any agreement must verify that the assad regime keeps its commitments. but this initiative has the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons without the use of force. particularly because russia is one of assad's strongest allies. >> president obama wants the un security council resolution forcing assad to give up his chemical weapons and ultimately destroy them. for this, he is relying on russia that wants any question of u.s. military intervention to be shelved. >> all of this will only work if we hear that the american side and all those that support them will choose not to use force. it is difficult to force any country, be that syria or any other state, to engage in unilateral disarmament if military action is on the horizon. >> that is in contrast with the draft resolution announced by france on tuesday which allows for military action if damascus doesn't keep its promises within 15 days. it also blames the assad regime for the chemical attack on the 21st of august, a charge rejected by the syrian president and moscow. another stumbling block, france 's insistenc
CNN
Sep 9, 2013 3:30pm PDT
told abc news that strikes would be, quote, absolutely, end quote, on pause if assad gives up the chemical weapons. i've heard of leading from behind, but did you ever think you would see putin bailing out president obama? >> newt, i don't know where you've been over the past two years, but we couldn't even get putin to acknowledge syria was a risk. he vetoed three u.n. resolutions. syria wouldn't even negotiate with es over the last two years. i don't think this is leading from behind. i think the only reason the russians are coming forward is because the president put the use of force on the table. >> i think that the russians look at the vote count and thought why wait, let's go ahead and help him out now? i want i think that putin looked at what the president was credibly threatening to do, to hold assad to kem k58 weapons, which doesn't just threaten people on the ground, but threatens our own troops on the battlefield, and putin didn't want to have that fight, so this is a great development. we could avert a military action. >> it will be interesting to watch. you think
Al Jazeera America
Sep 9, 2013 5:00am EDT
a strong international response is necessary to ensure that atrocitys like the one that assad committed against hundreds of his own people are not going to happen again. and our special relationship with the uk is not just about syria, it's not just about a response to this humanitarian crisis, it's also about the future and climate change and economic prosperity for all of our people. we are not only -- we are both committed to try to move forward on a trade relationship, to grow jobs for our people. and we are not only each other's largest investors in each of our countries, one to the other, but the fact is that everyday almost 1 million people go to work in america for british companies that are in the united states just as more than 1 million people go to work here in great britain for american companies that are here. so we are enormously tied together obviously. and we are committed to making both the u.s., uk and the u.s.-eu stronger drivers of prosperity. last month the united states held the first round of the negotiations for the trans atlantic trade partnership and we will c
PBS
Sep 13, 2013 8:30pm PDT
with the international community in pushing assad to give up his chemical weapons. the assad regime has now admitted that it has these weapons and even said they join the chemical weapons convention, which prohibits their use. >>> okay, mr. obama. now, mr. putin. quote, a new opportunity to avoid military action has emerged in the past few days. the united states, russia, and all members of the international community must take advantage of the syrian government's willingness to place its chemical arsenal under international control for subsequent destruction. judging by the statements of president obama, the united states sees this as an alternative to military action, unquote. >>> question. does president putin read president obama right? are the three leaders, including bashar al assad willing to diffuse the crisis over the use of nerve gas in syria? obama, putin and al assad? >> there's a lot of self interest going on here. the president said they crossed a red line. he needs to deliver on his, his warning. putin doesn't want loose chemical weapons in that area of the world, because they could f
FOX News
Sep 3, 2013 2:00pm PDT
a serious national security threat to the united states and to the region and as a consequence, assad and syria needs to be held accountable. i made a decision that america should take action. >> then he explained what a military strike would look like. >> the military plan that has been developed by our joint chiefs and that i believe is appropriate is proportional, it is limited, it does not involve boots on the ground. this is not iraq, this is not afghanistan. this is a limited proportional step that will send a clear message. >> andrea, seems to me after having made kind of a dog's breakfast of the weekend politically and from a communications standpoint that the administration kind of regained some footing this morning if you look at the coverage across the board. in the hearing today, seemed that kerry and hagel at least made a better case than they had made before. yesterday we thought the resolution would not pass congress. what are your thoughts now? >> i still am highly skeptical that it will. i think president obama needs to do an oval office address if he really feels thi
CNN
Sep 3, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. during that hearing kerry said that assad used chemical weapons multiple times estimated to be in the teens. kerry said the united states needs to send a mess cage to the united states and the world the use of chemical weapons means never. kerry himself has a personal history with assad. he's met with him several times over the years. here is senator kerry in a meeting in damascus in 2009. there was no talk of meetings or negotiations on the hill today. kerry said it's time to act in a forceful yet limited operation. he was asked this if american troops would be put on the ground as part of the resolution. >> i'm absolutely confident, mr. chairman, that it is easy, not that complicateed to work out language that will satisfy the congress and the american people that there is no door open here through which someone can march in ways that the congress doesn't want it to while still protecting the national security interest of the country. i'm confident that can be worked out. the bottom line is the president has no intention and will not and we do not want to put american t
CNN
Sep 3, 2013 10:00pm PDT
about degrading the assad's regime capability to deliver weapons and the likelihood that will shift the momentum on the ground in favor of the rebels. not that that's their goal but talking about degrading capability that will have that effect. >> ambassador, do you see that shift, as well? >> i've -- i think fran is right. the discourse has changed a bit. we heard it today in the testimony, and i think it's a crucial point because the very worst thing we could do would be to take military action that does not effectively degrade assad's ability to fight and our record with standoff attacks, tomahawk attacks is about 0-4 in the '90s when we hit the wrong target, twice in iraq, including operation desert fox when the only thing that was destroyed was my house in damascus by an angry mob and once against the taliban in afghanistan. so what we can't afford is for us to come out of this and launch another offensive against the rebels the day after we stop shooting. >> you told time magazine and i quote our biggest problem is ignorance. we're pretty ignore rant about syria. what do you m
CSPAN
Sep 7, 2013 10:00am EDT
ambassador to syria will join us to talk about not only his perspective in dealing with the assad family, but an inside syria take on what is going on there. two reporters joining us. by a. foukaraned from al-jazeera. we will take your calls, take a look at the newspapers as well. we will also look at the newspapers as well. this comes her way at 7:00 tomorrow morning. 7:00 tomorrowway morning. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] ♪ >> coming up, the senate or in relations hearing examining proposed military strikes on syria. after that, members of the senate foreign relations committee proposed an amendment to using force. then a discussion on the syrian civil war and how it might impact region. >> trying to maintain family time and protect their privacy, it edith roosevelt purchased a family retreat called tying not -- pine knot. >> it was close enough to dc that he could get out here as often as needed but far enough away that there was wilderness. this was a damn replace. it was unique for the roosev
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2013 6:00am EDT
-- it is the policy of this administration, as stated by president obama, president assad has lost the has lost the credibility to govern his country. there is a specific request. it is not about regime change. two separate issues. >> the gentlelady's time expired.mr. cook. >> thank you, mr. chairman. i know it has been a long morning. i want to talk about chemical warfare in general. going back many years ago, the ones who probably have a signature attached to that.and that is the russians. who wrote the manuals, who wrote -- dealt with saddam hussein, and i am just wondering if we are forgetting that leverage point militarily. my second condition is -- both gentlemen were in the military. everybody has said, it is a limited attack. you're not sure what the response will be. if something happens, whether it is to those patriot batteries that are in within range and they have to go into the fully buttoned up conditions, which everybody knows that has been in the military, you are good for maybe half an hour before you pass out. if you could just -- since we are talking about chemical warfare, i
CBS
Sep 15, 2013 8:30am PDT
. >> there can be no games, no room for avoidance or anything less than full compliance by the assad regime. >> schieffer: and that's the million-dollar question-- will assad comply? we'll have details of the deal and get reaction from syria, plus we'll talk to key senators, michigan democrat carl levin and 10 see republican bob corker. and we'll hear from former secretary of state, madeleine albright. then we'll get analysis from peggy noonan of the "wall street journal." susan page of "usa today." michael gerson of the "washington post," and harvard university's david gergen. it's all ahead because this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning again. well, the big news this weekend, the united states and the russians have agreed on a deal to get chemical weapons out of syrian hands. inspector this agreement, the syrians have one week to detail their entire chemical weapons stockpile, weapons inspectors will go to syria in november with the goal of destroying all the weapons by the mi
CNN
Sep 9, 2013 7:00pm PDT
with bashar al assad, charlie rose. senator majority leader harry reed postponing the trial vote on support against syria. and a diplomatic invitation for syria to turn control of its chemical arsenal to international authorities. and russia latched on to the idea. and finally cautiously, the president himself, quite a weird day. chief national correspondent john king is here with the high points. so this delay on the vote, is that basically directly related to this russian proposal? >> yes. it's also complicated -- part of it is also the fact that a lot of the democrats who may feel they have to back the president but don't want to they appreciate this delay. you have this bizarre situation unfolded. the secretary floats a mistake and gaffe and mess up. >> they admitted it was a mistake? >> his own staff on the record were saying he was just talking rhetorically. this is not going to happen or a serious proposal this morning. and of this evening, the president of the united states is telling wolf blitzer maybe this is a way to have a diplomatic breakthrough and resolve this without the use
CNN
Sep 9, 2013 11:00pm PDT
and crystal wright. and later in the fifth chair just back from an interview with bashar al assad, charlie rose. senator majority leader harry reid postponing the trial vote on support against syria. and a diplomatic invitation for syria to turn control of its chemical arsenal to international authorities. and russia latched on to the idea. and finally cautiously, the president himself, quite a weird day. chief national correspondent john king is here with the high points. so this delay on the vote, is that basically directly related to this russian proposal? >> yes. it's also complicated -- part of it is also the fact that a lot of the democrats who may feel they have to back the president but don't want to they appreciate this delay. you have this bizarre situation unfolded. the secretary floats a mistake and gaffe and mess up. >> they admitted it was a mistake? >> his own staff on the record were saying he was just talking rhetorically. this is not going to happen or a serious proposal this morning. and of this evening, the president of the united states is telling wolf blitzer
PBS
Sep 9, 2013 7:00pm PDT
discourse including on the challenge that brings us together today. in response to bush are assad barbaric use of chemical weapons against the syrian people, president obama after careful consideration has decided that it is in the national security interest of the united states to conduct limited military strikes against the syrian regime. president obama has asked congress for its support in this action because in a democracy, our policies are stronger, more effective, and more sustainable when they have the soup port of the american people -- the support of the american people. tomorrow evening, the president will address the nation and make his case for taking action. today tom i want to take this opportunity to explain why serious use of chemical weapons is a serious threat to our national security. and why it is in our national interest to undertake limited military action to deter future use. there is no denying what happened on august 21. around 2:30 a.m., while most of damascus was still asleep, assad's forces loaded warheads with deadly chemicals onto rockets and launched them in
FOX News
Sep 9, 2013 10:00pm PDT
if the rebels or terrorists or any other group have it, it could happen. >> we will be able to hold bashar assad accountable without engaging in troops on the ground in a very limited, very targeted, short-term effort, unbelievably small, limited kind of effort. >> did you ever see stupid ti like we are doing now? we're going to attack you now. a light attack, not much. >> that's going to scare assad. folks, this is who liberals are. these guys think huffing and puffing, drawing red lines and flexing muscle will scare assad. >> they have no viable plan for success. this attack is not based on defending u.s. national security. >> you declare this overwhelmingly threatening evil nerve gas, weapons, chemical weapons, and then you come back but we're not going to do uh much. >> we are taking sides with the rebels, many of whom are still associated with al qaeda or oh other groups that mean to under mine us. >> the russians stay they are going to push syria to put chemical weapons under international control. >> i think we should explore and exhaust all avenues of diplomatic resolution of this. the q
CSPAN
Sep 10, 2013 8:00pm EDT
constructive international regime's assad's atrocities and we now must give the opportunity of a path forward without military involvement in this area a chance to succeed. madam president, yield back my time. i rise today to speak on the syria. the real issue is that they gassed more than 426 children and their parents. those who perished died a horrific, unnecessary deaths. we must come together and docked with the president to create a credible threat of force and thereby deter the future use of chemical weapons. thatsomewhat optimistic syria is willing to place its chemical weapons under international control and the solution could possibly bring a peaceful resolution but we must remember that a ron is also watching. -- iran is also watching. will they really stand up against the plan to build nuclear weapons? we need to send a message to the world that we mean what we say. we will not allow aside to keep gassing his own people and we will not allow iran to develop a nuclear weapon. click c-span, we bring public affairs events to washington directly to you putting you in the room at congr
Al Jazeera America
Sep 3, 2013 4:00pm EDT
have stated publicly that the assad regime is responsible, and i think we are at about 34 count ris have indicated -- countries have indicated that if the agszs are k -- allegations are true, they'd support action against syria. it's growing, the number of people that think we ought to take action. the question is whether it makes sense for whatever number to be part of it is a decision for the president and the military. . >> i'll reserve the rest of the questions until the closed session. >> senator rurrial. >>> this is al jazeera, and we are watching the senate foreign relations committee against potential action against syria for the attack in syria in the damascus suburbs much the president wants a strike. the senators are debating the proposition. back in a . >> welcome back everyone, you are watching al jazeera. let's take you back to the senate foreign relations committee hearing on military action against syria, and this is the senator from florida mark orubian. >>... that didn't happen, instead the choice was made to lead from behind. the choice was made to watch as this
CSPAN
Sep 5, 2013 6:00am EDT
terrorist proxy's, i think it is essential that the united states send an unequivocal message to assad and especially iran, that the president, and every civilization on earth says that you cannot guess innocent children to death, you cannot use chemical weapons of mass destruction, we mean it. i believe america's credibility is on the line in syria and we have the gut wrenching image and -- images of women and children coldly murdered by a side. if the strike is to occurit is about preventing when aities in the future. to prevent those weapons from being used by other groups like has bala. american credibility is also on the line in iran. this committee has been strongly bipartisan and set a clear red line that we will not allow iran to obtain weapons capability. if congress votes down a limited authorization, then to iran's leaders, our red line against their development of nuclear weapons is meaningless. the sanctions we have passed unanimously out of this committee and supported by 400 members on the house floor will be largely worthless because it will not be backed up by a credib
CNN
Sep 11, 2013 3:30pm PDT
-- >> or this is a very clever maneuver by putin to guarantee that assad survives. time will tell which of those two versions is accurate. but at the moment we have two members of the house in the crossfire tonight. new york democrat steve israel supports president obama's syria plan. tennessee republican marsha blackburn is against it. we're dlited both of you are here. let me start with you, congressman israel. how much do you trust the russians to take the leadership in finding a path when it's their ally who's in the middle of this? >> you will be happy to know, newt, that i agree with ronald reagan's assessment, trust but verify. and we need to spend the next several days verifying. that's exactly what's happening. secretary kerry is en route to geneva to meet with lavrov. they need to put this in a pressure cooker. if it withstands pressure, we should take it. i believe putin's calculated that it is in his interest to do a deal. we have to ascertain whether it's in our interest to do this deal. >> here's my question, when you look at david kay and other united nations inspectors, they say that
NBC
Sep 1, 2013 8:00am PDT
and the world that the assad regime used chemical weapons and you spoke with passion and great strength. this is what you said. >> it matters because if we choose to live in a world where a thug and a murderer like bashar al assad can gas thousands of his own people with impunity, even after the united states and our allies said no, and then the world does nothing about it, there will be no end to the test of our resolve and the dangers that will flow from those others who believe that they can do as they will. >> that was friday. saturday morning the the president decides in an abrupt change to delay and seek congressional authority. you were making the case for a military strike. why the abrupt change? >> well, the case remains the same, david. the president of the united states has made his decision. his decision is to take military action in response to this outrageous attack, this affront against the decency and sensibilities of the world. bashar al assad and now joins a list of adolf hitler and saddam hussein who have used these weapons in time of war. this is of great consequence
Al Jazeera America
Sep 9, 2013 12:00pm EDT
at this hour. back on the hill and ha the whie house. and president bashar al-assad saying that a strike would only help al-qaeda. >> and a new van do you unveiled. and where to find the happiest people in the world. >>> syria should transfer its chemical weapons to safe sites where they can be stored and destroyed. this is the new idea being put forth by russia now with possible backing by u.n. secretary general. so let's take a look at these latest developments happening today. russia saying it could urge syria to put chemical weapons under international control if that would avert military strikes. just two hours from now congress goes back to work in washington will limited debate could begin with a first vote possible concerning those strikes on wednesday. and tonight president obama makes his case in six tv interviews. meanwhile syria's president bashar al-assad is saying if president obama strikes syria he will only be helping the terrorist. assad denying that his regime launched a chemical attack. >> our military, our police police, our institutions, don't exist. how can you talk about
FOX
Sep 10, 2013 6:00pm PDT
against syrian president bashar al-assad as turned into a civil war. america has worked with allis to provide huh man tare support and shape the political settlement. i have resisted calls for military action because we can not resolve someone else's civil war through force. force. the situation changed on august 21 when the government gas today death over a thousand people, including hundreds of children. the images from this massacre are sickening. men, women, children, lying in rows, killed by poisonous gas. others are foams at the mouth, gasping for breath. a father clutching his children. the world saw the terrible nature of chemical weapons and why the overwhelming majority of the world has called them against humanity. this was not always the case. in world war i, american gi's were killed by deadly gas in the trenches of europe. in world war ii the nazis used gas to inflict the horrors of the holocaust. the civilized world has spent a century working to ban them. in 1997 the united states senate overwhelmingly approve an agreement prohibiting the use of chemical weapons. th
FOX News
Sep 7, 2013 7:00pm PDT
, that is proportion l, when i say limited both in time and in scope but that is meaningful and degrades assads capacity to deliver chemical weapons, not just this time but also in the future and serves as a strong deterrent. >> we got bad options and worse options. what i fear the most about syria, that the chemical weapons being used in syria today will come here tomorrow and if we don't control who gets these chemical weapons, we're in trouble. >> we're not putting an american boot on the ground. i want to promise you, there should be no american boots on the ground, and then bashar al-assad will negotiate his departure. >> with all due respect to them and retired general david petraeus who came out strongly in support of the president, everyone remembers iraq and the outrage about saddam hussein, another dictator that gassed his people. it started in march of 2003 and ended with the whimper eight years later. by then a trillion american tax dollars were spent. more than 4,000 gis and tens and thousands of iraqis were dead. and for what? shou sure, we got hussain and his but they are still k
FOX News
Sep 10, 2013 1:00am PDT
the world will not act against the syrian tyrant assad. that's because the world is a chaotic place. lacking strong leadership in the democracies while human rights violaters like putin of russia run wild. remember, it is putin who is assad's patron, supplying him with arms, keeping him in power for more than a decade. today in an effort to try to save assad, the russians offered to broker a deal whereby assad gives up his chemical arsenal under international supervision. a ruse? most likely. but let's see the details anyway. that could be a way out of this mess. last week at the g-20 statement a statement was issued saying, quote: we condemn in the strongest terms a chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of damascus on august 21st, they claim the lives of so many men, women, and children. the evidence clearly points to the syrian government being responsible for the attack, which is part of a pattern of chemical weapons used by the regime. we call for a strong, international response to this grave violation of the world's rules, unquote. there was no mention of military action in that stat
FOX News
Sep 10, 2013 2:00pm PDT
role from the nobel peace price winner president obama. assad has agreed to turn over chemical weapons. all this is going to happen if and only if president obama promises to reject the use of force. russia had called for u.n. circuit court council meeting to draft a peace resolution. that was supposed to be happening right now. but the russians have pulled that request. it's getting very confusing. let's look at how we got here starting with the president's evolution on syria. >> a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. that would change my calculus. that would change. >> the world is watching. if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> after careful deliberation, i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. >> i didn't set a red line. the world set a red line. >> my credibility is not on the line. the international community's credibility is on the line. >> can you accept the russian/syrian propo
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